The Process of Creating 2 Yellow and 1 Red on Foil 20″ x 26″
Step 1. The photograph of the still life of two yellow pears and one red pear on aluminum foil.
Step 2. The drawing – This was done in 2h Lead, therefore this image has been made very high contrast to show detail
Step 3. Wetting the brush – The start of the painting
|4. The Pears have received their basic color washes, detail will be added last||5. Masking the highlights in the foil with Daniel Smith Artist Masking Fluid, here you can see that I paint from a large photo||6. Painting the foil – “Inch by Inch”, I cut the photo into pieces so I can get it close to the area I am painting|
|7. The first foil emerges behind the pears, I remove the masking fluid as soon as possible to prevent any damage to the paper||8. The foil marching around the pears, showing the masking of the next section to be painted||9. I am laying in the colors that are under the primary reflections10. The foil has wrapped all the way around the pears|
|10. The foil has wrapped all the way around the pears||11. The folds in the foil are painted using the classic “British Two-brush” technique||12. This is the under-painting of the background with the refection of the pear, note the masking of the other reflections under the foil|
|13. I masked the pears with light-weight tracing paper to protect them while I paint the background, here I have laid on the black in one layer of thick wash||14. I have removed the tracing paper mask and painted the reflections under the foil by lifting in some areas and blending the masked highlights into the shadows||15. Adding the finishing touches, such as the bruises to the pears|
16. The finished painting: “2 Yellow 1 Red on Foil”
We would like to thank our friends at Daniel Smith for providing us with this wonderful tutorial.
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